Accor group makes it an exclusive summer

The Novotel Centre Abu Dhabi.

Accor is offering free accommodation and breakfast for Middle East business and leisure travellers depending on their length of stay.

The Exclusive Summer Promotion applies to close on 50 selected Sofitel, Novotel and Mercure hotels and resorts across Europe Australia, Asia, North Africa and the Middle East.

Guests will benefit from a discounted all-inclusive rate for single or double occupancy and up to three free nights accommodation.

A three-night stay qualifies for one extra free night, five nights earn an additional two nights free and seven nights turn into 10 with three free. The offer is valid between June 27 and September 14.

For Gulf and Middle East travellers, Accor's Exclusive Summer Promotion features destinations such as Paris, London, Geneva, Zurich. Amsterdam, Brussels, Mauritius, Bangkok, Singapore and Tunisia as well as a wide selection of participating hotels In the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain and Egypt.

Accor Exclusive Summer Promotion can be booked through Accor Reservations Gulf toll-free numbers or by calling the Accor international sales office at Sofitel City Centre Dubai.

"Participating hotels represent the ultimate in comfort, a tradition of elegance and refined menus created by award-winning chefs," commented Mohamed Taher, director sales and marketing Middle East at Accor.

"As a result we expect that our Exclusive Summer Promotion will appeal strongly to the requirements of Middle East guests, offering them fantastic value across our luxury and mid-scale hotels and resorts," Taher said.

"Figures gust released by the World Tourism Organisation (WTO) show that last year international tourist arrivals topped the 700 million mark for the first time, a 3.1 per cent increase despite all the grim expectations and pessimistic debate about the industry's crisis," he said.

"Even more significant is the fact that the WTO figures reflect only part of world tourism and do not include domestic markets, a sector which has grown hugely post-September 11, especially here in the Middle East," Taher added.